The old town is the most historically rich and atmospheric area of Shanghai, but it remains an unexplored territory for locals and visitors alike. At last, journalist and tour guide Katya Knyazeva has produced the first in-depth resource on the old Chinese City. “Shanghai Old Town. Vol. 1″ (2015) is a historic and photographic atlas that explores the ancient lanes and historic relics of Dongjiadu, the river port neighborhood outside the city wall. A three-hour walk guided by the author will take us deep into the labyrinth of the old city. We’ll start with a foray into the streets around Dongjiadu Lu. Following winding alleys lined with archaic workshops and stores, we will re-imagine the centuries-old mercantile spirit of this area. Then, we’ll enter the former walled city and follow the path of the ancient Qiaojia Creek, finding traces of fine residences, markets, and temples. The tour concludes with a visit to the astonishing private mansion Shuyinlou for a book signing. During registration please list preference of walk only or walk plus book.
Sunday, February 28
10:00am to 1:00pm
Outside metro line 9 Xiaonanmen station, exit 2
(intersection of Zhonghua Lu and Wangjiamatou Lu)
小南门地铁站2号出口。 中华路 靠近王家码头路
RMB 200 for walk only
RMB 350 for walk and Katya’s book (one time discount offer for SEA members)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24, under subject type “Walk and Book” and include your membership number, mobile phone number and package choice. SEA cancellation policy applies after February 24. SEA coordinator is Conny Wladimiroff, mobile: 139-1609-7501.